The Runaways

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The Runaways were an American all-female hard rock band (1975-1979)

The group, assisted by producer Kim Fowley, consisted initially of singer/guitarist Joan Jett, bassist Michael Steele and drummer Sandy West. Steele left the band after only a few months in 1975 (and later joined The Bangles) She was replaced by a succession of bass players over the run of the group, including Peggy Foster, Jackie Fox, Vicki Blue, and Laurie McAllister. Lita Ford signed on within the first year of the band as lead guitarist after initially auditioning for bass. Cherie Currie joined as lead vocalist. Jackie Fox left the group in 1977, during the Japanese tour. Shortly after the band returned to the US, Cherie Currie left the Runaways and Joan Jett took over as lead vocalist.

Disagreement between band members included the musical style; Joan Jett wanted the band to take a musical change, shifting towards punk rock/glam rock while Lita Ford, backed by drummer Sandy West, wanted to continue playing hard rock/heavy metal music. Neither would accept the other's point of view. The Runaways played their last ever concert on New Year's Eve, 1978 at the Cow Palace near San Francisco and officially broke up in April 1979.

In 1985, Kim Fowley still owned the rights to the Runaways name and brought an entirely new group of girls together to record an album. This incarnation consisted of Gayle Welch, Missy Bonilla, Denise Pryor and Kathrine Dombrowski. They only released one album together, Young And Fast in 1987, and disbanded soon after its release.
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Albums

The Runaways - The Runaways album art The Runaways The Runaways (Album) Mercury Canada 1976 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Live In Japan album art The Runaways Live In Japan (Album) Mercury Japan 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Queens Of Noise album art The Runaways Queens Of Noise (Album) Mercury Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Waitin' For The Night album art The Runaways Waitin' For The Night (Album) Mercury US 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - And Now... The Runaways album art The Runaways And Now... The Runaways (Album) Mercury France 1978 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Young And Fast album art The Runaways Young And Fast (Album) Allegiance US 1985 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Born To Be Bad album art The Runaways Born To Be Bad (Album) Marilyn France 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Runaways - Secrets album art The Runaways Secrets (Single) Mercury Japan 1976 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb album art The Runaways Cherry Bomb (Single) Mercury US 1976 Sell This Version
6253 042 The Runaways - Blackmail / Cherry Bomb / American Nights / Secrets album art The Runaways Blackmail / Cherry Bomb / American Nights / Secrets(7", EP) Mercury 6253 042 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
none The Runaways - Cherry Bomb/American Nights album art The Runaways Cherry Bomb/American Nights(7", S/Sided, Promo, TP) Mercury none US 1976 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Heartbeat album art The Runaways Heartbeat (Single) Mercury US 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin album art The Runaways Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin (Single) Mercury Japan 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Waitin' For The Night album art The Runaways Waitin' For The Night (EP) Mercury Germany 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - All Right You Guys album art The Runaways All Right You Guys (Single) Mercury Japan 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Queens Of Noise album art Runaways* Queens Of Noise (Single) Mercury UK 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Little Sister album art The Runaways Little Sister (Single) Mercury Japan 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - I Love Playin' With Fire album art The Runaways I Love Playin' With Fire (Single) Mercury France 1977 Sell This Version
The Runaways - School Days album art The Runaways School Days (Single) Mercury UK 1977 Sell This Version
6167 495 The Runaways - Midnight Music album art The Runaways Midnight Music(7", Single) Mercury 6167 495 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
6837 453 The Runaways - You Drive Me Wild / Rock And Roll album art The Runaways You Drive Me Wild / Rock And Roll(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 6837 453 France 1977 Sell This Version
6167 677 The Runaways - American Nights album art The Runaways American Nights(7", Single) Mercury 6167 677 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Right Now / Black Leather album art The Runaways Right Now / Black Leather (Single) Cherry Red UK 1979 Sell This Version
The Runaways - Mama Weer All Crazee Now album art The Runaways Mama Weer All Crazee Now (Single) Overseas Records France 1978 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Runaways - Rock On! album art The Runaways, Legs Diamond (2) The Runaways, Legs Diamond (2) - Rock On! (Comp) Philips Sweden 1977 Sell This Version

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Madworld91

Madworld91

April 27, 2018
Mercury records please reissue the first four albums. The Runaways, Live in Japan, Queens of Noise, and Waitin' for the Night!
D.Cradenza

D.Cradenza

March 12, 2017
I can't seem to find "Live in Japan" on the Mercury/Nippon label, Mercury RJ-7165 Japan. This is the first time I couldn't find a LP in Discogs.

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